Sunday, April 17, 2011

First day of spring banding 4/15/2011

Our first day of banding with Emily Thomas at Sunset Park produced 29 birds total with 4 recaptures from previous years of banding. We tallied 10 species and the most abundant being Northern Cardinals.

Northern Cardinal 8, 1 recapture
White-throated Sparrow 5
American Robin 4
American Goldfinch 3
Song Sparrow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2, both recaptures
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Field Sparrow 1
Blue Jay 1, recapture
Brown-headed Cowbird 1

American Goldfinch

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Field Sparrow

Blue Jay

Northern Cardinal

White-throated Sparrow
Other birds of note were a singing Brown Thrasher, two Red-tailed Hawks, and a lone Cooper's Hawk.

Here is a recording of the Brown Thrasher I took with my iPod.

Brown Thrasher 4/15/2011 by tim-schreckengost

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